So ever wonder what a players schedule is like during these first two weeks of spring training when there are no games? Below is what Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner’s routine is during these first two weeks.
8:00 a.m. – Arrive at Scottsdale Stadium
8:05 a.m. – Change into Giants workout clothes (t-shirt and shorts)
8:10 a.m. – Eat breakfast in the clubhouse (there’s a lot of variety to choose from – waffles, eggs, fruit, yogurt, oatmeal, cereal)
8:45 a.m. – 9:55 a.m. – Try and kill time by playing games on my phone or the media relations department will try and get me to do interviews
10:00 a.m. – 10:05 a.m. – Team meeting where the coaches go over the different stations that day
10:05 a.m. – 10:20 a.m. – Warm up and stretch
10:20 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – Loosen arms by playing catch
10:30 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. – Everyone is broken into four different groups and we go through four different stations that last approximately 12 minutes. The first station is for baserunning and bunting. The second station is for pitcher’s fielding practice. Station three is where we work off the mounds and station four is for bunting and slash hitting in the batting cages
11:20 a.m. -11:45 a.m. – Pitchers conditioning where we run
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. – Usually hit the gym in the clubhouse and go lift for about an hour or so
12:45 p.m. – Shower
1:00 p.m. – Go home
Scottsdale, Ariz. – In split squad action today the Giants dropped both contests, losing a 6-4 contest to the A’s at Scottsdale Stadium and then falling to the Cubs at Mesa by a 3-2 count in 10 innings.
In the home contest, SF plated 4 runs in the 8th after Aubrey Huff hit a 3-run homer, but it wasn’t enough to catch the A’s, who jumped out to an early 4-0 lead in the 2nd inning. Madison Bumgarner started for the Giants and took the loss, tossing 2.0 innings while allowing 4 runs (3 earned) on 4 hits. Dan Runzler entered in relief and proceeded to toss 3.0-scoreless innings with 3 strikeouts while allowing 1 hit.
Huff finished the game going 2-for-4 with a HR and 3 RBI. Cody Ross and Buster Posey both finished the day going 1-for-4 with a single apiece.
At Mesa, the Giants lost in extra innings as minor league pitcher Josh Banks allowed the game-winning run, giving up 2 hits and a walk. The Giants only mustered 5 hits, including an RBI single from Mike Fontenot in the 1st inning to put the Giants on the board. Pablo Sandoval went 1-for-4 and Eli Whiteside collected the only extra base hit for SF with a double.
Shane Loux started and went 3.2 innings while allowing 1 run on 2 hits. Casey Daigle allowed 1 run on 2 hits in 1.1 innings and Felix Romero tossed a scoreless 6th.
Tomorrow, the Giants host the Colorado Rockies at Scottsdale Stadium with RHP Tim Lincecum (3-0, 2.55) facing RHP Jason Hammel (1-0, 3.75).
Scottsdale, Ariz. – The Giants defeated the Diamondbacks tonight in front of a sold-out crowd of 12,472 at Salt River Fields. Madison Bumgarner started for the Giants, tossing 4.0 innings with 6 strikeouts while allowing 2 runs on 4 hits and 2 walks. Bumgarner’s only two mistakes were a pair of solo homers by Chris Young and Justin Upton in the first inning. Travis Ishikawa hit the game-winning double in the top of the 9th inning, scoring Emmanuel Burriss from first, giving the Giants 5-4 lead.
Phoenix, Ariz. – The Giants lost to their cross-bay rival Athletics 6-0 in front of a sell-out crowd of 8,330 at Phoenix Municipal Stadium today. Madison Bumgarner started for the Giants and threw 3.0 innings while allowing 1 run (0 earned) on 2 hits to suffer his 2nd loss of the spring.
Scottsdale, Ariz. – The Giants lost to the Cubs today 3-2 at Scottsdale Stadium. Giants’ starter Tim Lincecum looked impressive, throwing 3.0-shutout innings with no hits or walks allowed. Madison Bumgarner tossed 2.0 innings with 4 punchouts, but allowed 3 earned runs on 6 hits to suffer the loss.